protection spell invoking the powers of the goddess Brigit is
called, “The Caim, or Sanctuary of Brigit”. It is
a form of the circle of protection. The same technique might be
used with Brigantia when a more active defense is required, or
with any other aspect of god or goddess.
make the caim, or “encompassing” as it is called,
stretch out your right hand with the forefinger pointing away
from you. Then pivot in place, deosil (clockwise), as you recite
the charm. Once created, the protective circle will move with
you as you walk and guard you from danger of any kind, physical
spoken charm below has been adapted by the authors based on similar
invocations in the Carmina Gadelica, and a piece in the Irish
Saint Broccan’s Hymn:
Caim of Bride
the compassing of Bride around me,
Keeping me from hurt and harm,
Keeping me from wound or woe,
Shielding me from all despair.
The fiery sword of valiant Bride
Defend me from all black swarms.
The shield of blessed Bride
Guard me from all sharp edges.
The cloak of gentle Bride
Encircle me and protect me.
This day and every day,
This night and every night,
Be the compassing of Bride about me.
shorter charm to recite with the caim (and easier to remember
if you are nervous or in a hurry:, is the following:
Brigit, spread above my head
Your mantle bright to guard me.
Candlemas – Feast of Flames by Amber K & Azrael Arynn